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Peniel M. Dimberu

Peniel M. Dimberu is Contributing Writer at Singularity Hub and Doctoral Student in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Staff Writer at the Yale Daily News.
Peniel is currently studying MHC I antigen presentation in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Cresswell. Specifically, his thesis project is concerned with understanding how the interaction of tapasin and MHC I affect the efficient loading and presentation of influenza-derived peptides to CD8+ T cells.
Peniel was previously Post-baccalaureate Research Fellow at Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Research Assistant at Center for Neural Dynamics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University.
His papers include The Exception that Reinforces the Rule: Cross-Priming by Cytosolic Peptides that Escape Degradation, The Acidic Domain of Hepatitis C Virus NS4A Contributes to RNA Replication and Virus Particle Assembly, Efficient Cross-Priming of Antiviral CD8+ T Cells by Antigen Donor Cells is GRP94 Independent, and Cancer Immunotherapy Takes a Multi-Faceted Approach to Kick the Immune System into Gear.
Peniel earned his B.S. in Biology and Psychology at Evangel University in 2005.
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